Regular training sessions are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, both lasting for about one hour starting
promptly at 6:45 pm and beginning from Southwell Leisure Centre Nottingham Road, Southwell, Nottinghamshire
To take part a runner will need to be confident that they can run at ten minute mile pace for six miles.
On Saturday mornings three runs are now organised, a slow group for beginners (or members recovering from injury), an intermediate group (running at about 8 to 9 minute mile pace) and a third group for faster runners.
courses are based at a variety of locations within the vicinity of
Southwell, with all three runs starting from the same point at 9:00 am
A Guide for Session Leaders
Ideally the expectations of each runner should reflect individual ability, so that every training exercise / run is completed at about the same time by all.
To try to achieve this:
Below is a list of the Tuesday training sessions along with the leader and whipper-in. If you cannot make your session, please endeavour to arrange a swap.
The Thursday session is based on two seasonal circuits called "The Summer Route" and "The Winter Route". The principle was designed by Peter Cowley and consists of a basic 5 mile route with extra loops added on to give longer runs.
The Summer Route is a continuous run starting from Southwell Leisure Centre and finishing at the top of Trinity Road. Runners can choose from 5 miles, 6 miles or 7 miles.
The Winter Route is a continuous run starting and finishing at Southwell Leisure Centre. Runners can choose from 5 miles, 6 miles, 7 miles and 8 miles.
The 7 mile course is identical to the 8 mile except:
1) Norwood Gardens loop is only run once
2) The Petrol Station loop is only run once
3) At the end return from Westgate directly by Nottingham RoadA new alternative route has also been devised, starting and finishing at Southwell Leisure Centre.
It is 7 miles long but can be shortened by missing out all (or some) of the left hand loop.
This will be run in both the summer and winter, but during the dark evenings runners must have a headtorch
and reflective gear to participate, for this reason during winter it will be referred to as the headtorch run.
Runners tend to divide into small subgroups depending on ability and the length of run they wish to do.
We are currently running "The Winter Routes"
Maps can be viewed and copied if desired via the links below.
All groups meet at the location detailed in the diary below but the routes are of different lengths. The aim is for everyone to finish at approximately the same time, after 60 to 70 minutes.
All runs will start at 9:00am unless otherwise specified